Giacomo Lercaro

Giacomo Lercaro

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giacomo Lercaro was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Ravenna from 1947 to 1952, and Archbishop of Bologna from 1952 to 1968. Lercaro was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953 by Pope Pius XII. Giacomo Lercaro was born in Quinto al Mare, Genoa, as the eighth of nine children. He came from a family of seamen, and two of his brothers, Amedeo and Attilio, also entered religion. From 1902 to 1914, Lercaro attended the archdiocesan seminary in Genoa. He was ordained a priest on July 25, 1914 by Archbishop Ildefonso Pisani, and four months later, in November, traveled to Rome to study at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.When Italy entered World War I, Lercaro was forced to change posts and become a military chaplain until the war ended in 1917. In 1918, he became Prefect of the Seminary of Genoa, where his brother Amedeo was rector, and would remain in that post until 1923show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136595370
  • 9786136595375